|either one of the second pair of cranial nerves, consisting of sensory fibers that conduct impulses from the retina to the brain|
|a cord connecting the embryo or fetus with the placenta of the mother and transporting nourishment from the mother and wastes from the fetus|
|—n , pl -tices|
|1.||anatomy the outer layer of any organ or part, such as the grey matter in the brain that covers the cerebrum (cerebral cortex) or the outer part of the kidney (renal cortex)|
|a. the unspecialized tissue in plant stems and roots between the vascular bundles and the epidermis|
|b. the outer layer of a part such as the bark of a stem|
|[C17: from Latin: bark, outer layer]|
cortical cor·ti·cal (kôr'tĭ-kəl)
Of, relating to, derived from, or consisting of cortex.
Of, relating to, associated with, or depending on the cerebral cortex.